Need a fun way to practice steady beat with your preschool- first grade students?
This set of Nursery Rhyme Steady Beat movement cards gives your students lots of different ideas! You can go through them as a class to decide what each movement should look like, or let them interpret the cards.
Here are some ways you can use the cards:
*large group setting: switch the cards yourself (you could print and laminate, or just project them onto the board from your computer)
*small group setting: each group has a set of cards and has a leader responsible for holding up the cards. If you go this route, you could change leaders at a designated time (like when you play a certain instrument)
*freeze: they can move to the music as the card instructs, then freeze in that position when the music stops. The new movement can be introduced as soon as the music starts again.
This can also lead into a fun "copy the leader" activity, where you lead them during the first half of the music, then choose a responsible student to be the next leader.
Be sure to check out my other steady beat movement cards, also!
Halloween steady beat movement cards
St. Patrick's Day steady beat movement cards
Thanksgiving Steady Beat Movement Cards
Steady Beat Movement Cards